A native Coloradoan, mezzo-soprano Logan Contreras has developed a rich and varied career on the operatic and concert stages. She completed her Doctor of Music Arts in Vocal Performance from the Conservatory at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May 2019. As a part of her doctoral studies, Dr. Contreras created the Kassia Database, a database of art song by women composers.
On the operatic stage, Ms. Contreras has portrayed dynamic characters such as Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) the Witch (Hänsel und Gretel), Eduige (Rodelinda), selections as Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Mrs. Herring (Albert Herring), Mrs. Grose (Turn of the Screw, cover), Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Mercedes and Carmen (Carmen), La tasse, La chatte, L'écureuil (L’enfant et les Sortileges), Alma March (Little Women), Serse (Serse), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutté), and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro). In addition, she has performed as the alto soloist for Mozart’s Requiem and Regina Coeli, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzer. Dedicated to creating unique and engaging works, she has recently presented recitals of World War I and II era lieder, Romantic and 20th Century folk music, and Benjamin Britten’s dramatic cantata, Phaedra. On the chamber music and concert music stages, she has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, Caroga Lake Music Festival, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, Musica Sacra of Kansas City, University of Missouri-Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, and University of Northern Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Contreras holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri- Kansas City and Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Contreras recently served as Adjunct Instructor at the Conservatory at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. She is currently Instructor of Voice at her alma mater, the University of Northern Colorado.